Tag: text messaging
Mobile phone use biggest threat to personal safety, claims road charity
Texting on the Tube made possible? Teenage inventor builds low-frequency radio for underground communications
We've all been there; on the phone, on the verge of breaking the meaning of life during the daily commute when your train hits a tunnel and your signal cuts out. We can send a man to the moon, but…
Text message query service AQA 63336 to become just 63336
AQA 63336 were at the whole text-messaging-question-and-answer business long before 118-118 had facial fluff, let alone full grown moustaches
Wadja wants to save mobile users money by offering free text messages
New research by the social network and communication web site Wadja suggests that UK prepay mobile phone users are, collectively, spending over £66m each week on the cost of text messages.
The SMS is very popular in the UK, with 1.4 billion messages sent each week – more than in any other European country. Around half of these are sent from non-contract phones…
School uses text messaging as part of strategy to cut truancy
A Canvey Island school is using SMS text messaging as part of its strategy to cut truancy rates.
Castle View School has implemented several measures, including a dedicated Attendance Officer working in the school, computerised lesson registration, and the sending of text messages to parents where pupils are in non-attendance.
Vodafone Inside Out – mobile phones for Second Life
Vodafone’s latest service has just gone into beta testing – and it’s only available to the odd inhabitants of Second Life. Vodafone Inside Out is an in-game mobile system, letting users call other avatars and even connect the call to proper phones out here in the proper world, if that’s not too frightening a prospect.
Once you’ve picked up a free handset (future money making potential – selling special editions) from an in-game Vodafone vending machine…